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Patrick Siu

BA (Oxon)
JD (CUHK)
PCLL (CUHK)
PgD in EU Competition Law (KCL)

“Patrick Siu is accredited in Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2024) as a Leading Junior in Commercial Disputes. 'Patrick is very knowledgeable and is one of the top barristers handling commercial litigation. He knows the law very well, he has great client skills, and his researching skills are excellent.'”

- Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2024)

Profile

Profile

Patrick has a predominantly civil practice and has been involved in such high-profile commercial cases as the ShanshuiConvoy and Hsin Chong litigations.  He regularly acts for liquidators and trustees in insolvency and bankruptcy matters, and he has been involved in large-scale disputes relating to the bankruptcies of Lee Siu Fung, James Ting and David Ho.

Patrick is experienced in regulatory matters, particularly securities and competition disputes.  He has represented directors and listed companies in hearings before the Securities and Futures Commission and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, as well as in court proceedings.  He represents two defendants in a Competition Tribunal enforcement action in relation to an alleged air conditioning works cartel.

Being a fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, Patrick has a growing practice in international arbitration and has been included in the list of arbitrators of HKIAC and the Shanghai Arbitration Commission.  He has conducted arbitrations both as arbitrator and counsel.  He has a particular specialty in financial dispute arbitrations, having been appointed by the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre as arbitrator in cases of various nature.

Before he joined the bar, Patrick was an administrative officer with the Hong Kong Government for four years.  Drawing on his civil service experience, he has acted for both the Government and private parties in public law matters.  He is also currently sitting on various administrative appeal body and tribunals.

Patrick studied economics at the University of Oxford and graduated with first class honours.  He subsequently obtained his PCLL from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with distinction and a postgraduate diploma in EU competition law from King’s College London.

Selected Cases

Insolvency and Bankruptcy

  • Re Aeso Holding Limited [2024] HKCFI 1065
  • Chen Yung Ngai Kenneth v Alan Chung Wah Tang [2022] HKCA 110
  • Li Xiao Yi v Alan Chung Wah Tang [2021] 5 HKLRD 627
  • Re James Heny Ting [2021] HKCFI 1704
  • Alan Chung Wah Tang v Lee Siu Fong [2020] 1 HKLRD 694
  • Re Ho Yuk Wah David [2019] 1 HKLRD 961
  • Re CW Advanced Technologies Limited [2018] 3 HKLRD 552
  • Re Lee Siu Fung, Siegfried [2017] 1 HKLRD 1155

Commercial and Company

  • Re Promising Securities Limited [2023] HKCFI 3367
  • Hong Kong Finance Co Ltd v Wah Fung Forest Resources Ltd [2023] HKCFI 1548
  • Canara Bank v Grace On Ltd [2022] HKCFI 3525
  • Full Ying Holdings v Active Access Holdings Ltd [2022] HKCFI 911
  • Harbor Prosper (HK) Investments Ltd v Elegant Profit (Hong Kong) Ltd [2020] HKCFI 2261
  • Excellent Investment (Group) Limited v  Sin Yuk Ling [2020] HKCFI 1675
  • Re Hong Kong Pak Tat Trading Co [2020] HKCFI 287
  • Yu Quan Li v Suen Kin Wang [2019] 5 HKLRD 316
  • Yung Siu Wa v Raffles Family Office Limited [2018] 5 HKLRD 816
  • Brave Venture Ltd v Xinhua News Media Holdings Ltd [2017] 5 HKLRD 153

Arbitration

  • LS v FL [2022] HKCFI 1050
  • GD v HY [2021] HKCFI 3900
  • T v W [2020] HKCFI 2918

Family

  • CK v TCH [2019] HKFC 179
  • KLK v PLTO (2014) 17 HKCFAR 414; [2014] 6 HKC 111; [2014] HKFLR 329
  • YN v NA [2014] 5 HKC 49; [2014] HKFLR 190
  • PLTO v KLK [2013] 2 HKLRD 1089; [2013] 6 HKC 175; [2013] HKFLR 224

Land

  • Chan Wai Yee v Kwong Wai Piu [2022] HKCA 346
  • 有利工業貨倉大廈業主立案法團v 怡豐興業有限公司 [2019] HKLdT 10
  • Hao Tian Finance Company Limited v Win Again Limited [2019] HKCFI 76
  • Million Stars Technologies Limited v The Incorporated Owners of Century Industrial Centre [2017] 4 HKC 557
  • Re Estate of Kong Wing Hong [2014] 2 HKLRD 517

Public Law

  • Yousaf Akbar v The Registrar of the High Court [2023] 2 HKLRD 269
  • 吳振權 v HKSAR [2021] 5 HKLRD 166; [2021] 5 HKLRD 159
  • Ng Tat Kong Kith v Commissioner of Police [2021] 2 HKLRD 857; [2021] 3 HKC 524
  • Director of Immigration v Lam Hon Muk [2016] 5 HKC 98

Competition and Regulatory

  • Securities and Futures Commission v Cheng Wai Tak [2024] HKCFI 961
  • Competition Commission v Atal Building Services Engineering Limited [2024] HKCT 1
  • Competition Commission v Atal Building Services Engineering Ltd [2022] 4 HKLRD 425

Memberships & Appointments

  • Temporary Deputy Registrar, High Court (April 2024)
  • Temporary Deputy Registrar, District Court (April 2023)
  • Deputy Adjudicator, Small Claims Tribunal (September – December 2017)
  • Adjudicator, Registration of Persons Tribunal
  • Member, Review Body on Bid Challenges
  • Chairman, Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (FHKIArb)
  • Full Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP)

Scholarships and Awards

  • Lee Shau Kee Scholarship (2002-2005)
  • Wadham College Undergraduate Scholarship (2003-2005)
  • Henry Wai Prizes for Litigation and Professional Practice (1st Prize) (2010)
  • Hong Kong Bar Association Prize for Trial Advocacy (2010)
  • Boase Cohen & Collins Prize for Civil Litigation Practice (2010)

Publications / Lecture / Talks

  • “Appointment of joint and several liquidators in Hong Kong”, Law Quarterly Review
  • “Liability of Private Equity Investors for Breaches of Competition Ordinance”, Hong Kong Lawyer
  • “The Law on Relocation of Children: Bringing about Change”, Hong Kong Lawyer

Accolades

for Patrick Siu

Patrick Siu is accredited as a Leading Junior in the fields of Competition and Commercial Disputes.

— Legal 500 Asia Pacific: Hong Kong Bar (2023)

Patrick Siu is accredited in Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2024) as a Leading Junior in Commercial Disputes. ‘Patrick is very knowledgeable and is one of the top barristers handling commercial litigation. He knows the law very well, he has great client skills, and his researching skills are excellent.’

— Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2024)

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